New York, New York

The Lady of the Harbour

……if I can make it there!

New York Skyline

 

New York is just like any other city, except…:

There is so much more of everything.

The buildings are much taller, the streets are much busier, the people are […]

Amalfi – a severely crowded beauty

An Amalfi drivers nightmare

The popular Amalfi Coast route (SS 163 Amalfitana) run along the coast from Sorrento south to Salerno. It is highly recommended to avoid going there during the tourist season as the roads are crowded with tour buses, mobile homes and […]

Cyprus and the new brand of tourists

Russians in Cyprus

Cyprus – the Island of Aphrodite – has ever since the onset of mass tourism, been a favoured destination for sun thirsty Europeans. Germans, Englishmen, Scandinavians, we’ve all indulged in the nice climate, the calm lifestyle […]

A Sunshine Gallery

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Cyprus – a brief history lesson

The Cyprus Flag

The Cyprus Flag

Cyprus officially the Republic of Cyprus is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, off the coasts of Syria and Turkey.

Cyprus is the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean, and […]

John Steele and the Bell Tower of Ste Mere Eglise

On the night before D-Day (June 5–6, 1944), American soldiers of the 82nd Airborne parachuted into the area west of Sainte-Mère-Église in successive waves. The town had been the target of an aerial attack and a stray incendiary bomb had […]

The Pointe de Hoc

The most dramatic campaign of the whole landing was the assault on the Pointe de Hoc, the most heavily fortified German position on the coast. A large part of the invasion beaches were within range of these guns.

Bunker […]

Arromanches and the Mulberry Harbour

Remnants of the Mulberry Harbour at Arromanches

A good place to start a tour is the town of Arromanches. Here the Allies build a artificial floating harbour a so-called Mulberry in just 12 days and 6 days later more than 300 000 troops and their equipment had […]

The American Cemetary at Colleville-sur-Mer

The American Cemetary at Colleville-sur-Mer

 

The American Cemetary at Colleville-sur-Mer

On June 8, 1944, the U.S. First Army established the temporary cemetery, the first American cemetery on European soil in World War II. After the war, the present-day cemetery was established a short […]

The Airborne Museum in Ste Mere Eglise

The DC 3 and the Paratroopers

The DC 3 and the Paratroopers

Another “must-see” is the new Airborne Museum in Ste Mere Eglise. It’s set up to commemorate the paratroopers who liberated the town as the first on in France. Its new and modern and […]

Staying at the “Band of Brothers House”

Outside the Band of Brothers House in Ste Marie du Mont

At the church square in the small village og Ste Marie du Mont there is a spacious vacation rental that shall meet all your expectations. It’s very well equipped and with large rooms and a nice back yard.

 

Sagadi Mois – an Estonian Gem

 

The beautiful Sagadi manor is called “the most manorial manor” in Estonia.

The manor consists of several buildings with white arcades surrounding a large square, a gorgeous 18th century manor house and a lovely pond.

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Estonia: Rakvere – The medieval Castle and open air Museum

When Krista took us to the Rakvere castle, she gave us an opportunity to visit the past, the mysterious middle Ages. The castle is located half a way between Tallinn and the Russian border. It takes about an hour and […]

Krista, our favorite Estonian Guide

Krista Suppi our Estonian Guide

Though Estonia is the country best adapted to the new rules and western values that appeared after the collapse of communism, it is still a very good idea to find a local guide to […]

Day 1: San Francisco to Carmel-by-the-Sea

A Monterey Bay Lighthouse in the fog

 

 

The drive from San Francisco to Carmel-by-the-Sea is some 125 miles along the beautiful Pacific coast. It’s a 2,5 hour drive and the scenery is stunning, if this […]

Day2 : Driving Highway One; Carmel to Solvang

Vis større kart

The US Coastal Highway runs from San Francisco to Los Angeles, but it is the part between Carmel and San Luis Obispo that is the real treat. The road follows the ragged coastline and the views […]

Day 3 : Solvang to Santa Barbara through Saint Ynes and Los Olivos

Trying hard to look like Denmark – Solvang, California

Walking around in Solvang certainly gives you the flavour of Denmark, but in a strange sort of American way. The houses look very much like the typical oldfashion danish countryhouse […]

Day 4 – The American Riviera – Santa Barbara to Santa Monica

Driving along the American Riviera is a spectacular experience. The clear blue skies and the green hills with the vast Pacific ocean pounding on the shores.

The Pacific keeps pounding

 

 

Someone will always challenge nature

 

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Day 5 – Santa Monica and Hollywood

This is how Santa Monica presents itself to tourists:

Santa Monica was originally developed as a seaside retreat at the turn of the 20th century.

The Pacific Park — for Amusement

The railroad owners built the first version of […]

Day 5 – A day-trip to Hollywood

Leaving Santa Monica for a day-trip to Hollywood:

In Santa Monica we’re staying at the Holiday Inn Express and they supplied us with an affordable limo to take us to see some of the famous sights of Hollywood.

 

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